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Yiddish Research: Top Library Catalogs for Yiddish Research

Yiddish research guide covering general resources, article and books, folklore, genealogy, linguistics, literature, music and dance, oral history, theater, film, radio, translation and student resources.

Top Library Catalogs for Yiddish Research

About Library Catalogs

Online library catalogs are searchable lists of information about books, periodicals, and other items held by libraries.

Search by:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject heading 
  • Keyword (a word that appears anywhere in the catalog record)

Advanced search by:

  • Language
  • Date of publication


Search Tips

  • Search by keyword for articles inside a book, chapter headings, illustrators, etc. Note: Keyword searching does not usually search the entire text of a book -- only the text of the catalog record. 
  • Use language limit features to see books only in the language you choose.
  • Search in the Hebrew alphabet, if possible, and try a variation of spellings (SEE OTHER PAGE).
  • Use WorldCat to search almost every major library in North America.


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Printed Library Catalogs

Some libraries have printed library catalogs for cataloged collections that are not yet listed in online catalogs. These printed catalogs may be available at the library itself and/or at other libraries.